For Immediate Release
May 7, 2021
A Liberty, MO, man, 19, faces more than a dozen felony child sex charges for his contact with a 13-year-old girl he friended through social media, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Michael D. Myers, dob: 1/4/2002, faces five counts of Statutory Rape, six counts of Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree and one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.*
According to court records filed today, an Independence Police Department officer was dispatched April 27, 2021, to an Independence residence regarding a reported sexual offense. The officer learned that a family member of the victim had discovered videos and photos of the 13-year-old victim engaging in sexual contact with the defendant. Some of the sexual contacts occurred in a vehicle while other minor children were in the vehicle. The defendant told police he recorded some of the acts and sent them to other persons via social media. The defendant also acknowledged he knew the victim's age. He also admitted to police having sexual contacts with the victim.
This case remains under investigation.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.